Summer in full. We are sunbathing, sunning ourselves and having a rest under the blue sky. But do we really know, what precautions to take in order to remain free from danger caused by the sun rays? And do we know, how to apply sunscreens and what is the safest period to expose ourselves to the sun? And what about D vitamin? Are there any other methods of protecting our skin form the sun?
Why should we sunbath?
Every year, we are warned by the dermatologists against excessive sun exposure, especially at peak hours, sunburns, skin cancer and abscesses. On one hand, they are totally right. On the other hand, the same people do not mention any positive sides of sunbathing. What is it all about? It is widely known, that the sun fosters D vitamin production in any human organism. Why do we need this vitamin in particular? Basically, this substance contributes to the skeletal, nervous, muscular, immune, cardiovascular and reproductive system proper work. What is more, D vitamin positively expedites work of tissues and influences the level of melanin. However, D vitamin insufficiency along with its overdose may result in serious diseases development. Under those circumstances, do not hesitate to sunbath, however, remember to do it wisely. A half of an hour a day of being exposed to the sun is enough to provide our skin with nice and healthy suntan, and our organism to produce the suffice amount of D vitamin.
How to apply sunscreens? What are the other ways of safeguarding skin from the harmful effects of the sun? The truth is, all cosmetics including in their composition UV filters tend to emphasize dry spots in a body and also whiten face. For that reason, before each application of such a product, it is advisable to exfoliate skin first, and then, distribute the cosmetic over the body, accordingly to the leaflet’s directions. The whitening effect can be hidden under a bronzer or a darker-shaded matte powder. Moreover, do not forget about covering the most delicate parts of your body which are especially vulnerable to the damaging working of the sun rays. Such parts are eyelids, scalp, ears, lips, back of neck, knees, body skin hidden under clothes and feet. And do you know any other techniques that can protect you from UV radiation? Olive oils, walnuts oils, apples, coffee, tea, red wine, broccoli or basil usage are believed to bring some satisfactory outcomes. The substances included in the above-mentioned products are of protective features. What is more, these are full of various vitamins and minerals. Thanks to these, your skin will be beautiful and healthy.